Which bird has the most beautiful feathers?
birds of paradise of northern Australia
The number of feathers a bird has is largely influenced by a) its size (although this does not mean that the largest bird has the most feathers), b) where it lives and c) which season of the year it is. Feathers provide warmth and insulation, birds in colder climates have more feathers. That's why "moulting" occurs during the warmer months, when excess feathers and downy, underlying feathers drop out. The bird with the most feathers…
No, the biggest difference between birds and other animals is that birds have feathers. Every bird has feathers and everything that has feathers is a bird. A Whistling Swan, in winter has the most with about 20,000 individual feathers. And the fewest feathers? That distinction goes to the Ruby-throated Hummingbird with about 940.
The flight feathers are the feathers located on the wings and tail. There are primary flight feathers that on the bird would be equivalent to our hand. A bird also has secondary flight feathers which when comparing to a human would be our forearm. If you unfold the wing of a bird you will see the flight feathers.
Contour feathers and down feathers are two different things that both help the bird in some form. Contour feathers are strong and lightweight. They give a bird its color and its shape. They help the bird to steer while it flies. The down feathers are soft and fluffy. They keep the bird warm by insulating the bird. Hope this answers your question! :)
The birds of paradise are on the endangered animal list, you are correct. Why? Because of their beautiful feathers and color, the are killed for the making of clothing. Also, the natives use their feathers for the cheifs head band, which has at about 50 different feathers and at least 100 feathers in total for his clothing. In addition, the rest of the natives have a minimum of 5 feathers per person. It would sugh…